Anita Hill now says she could vote for former vice president Joe Biden if he becomes the 2020 Democratic nominee — despite her criticism of the way he handled her sexual harassment allegations during the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
“Of course I could,” Hill said in an NBC News interview, when asked if she could conceive of voting for Biden, the current front runner, should he become the Democratic choice to take on President Donald Trump.
In an interview with the New York Times back in April, she said she could not support Biden for president until he took full responsibility for his conduct. That included, she told the Times, his failure to call as corroborating witnesses other women who were willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
She told the Times “there needs to be an apology to the other witnesses and there needs to be an apology to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw. And not just women.”
In the new interview with NBC News, Hill tried to make it clear she saw no moral equivalency between Biden and President Donald Trump, who has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct.
“Absolutely not. I never said that and never intended to say that,” Hill said.
The Biden campaign had no comment.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Molly Nagle